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Sep 24 2009, 02:28 PM
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I don't know if I would be making any predication based on spoilers or where you think storylines are going. It seems like there has been some changes going on. Galen mentioned it and so did Joe M. Days is entering into that critical time frame and I bet they have focus groups being worked pretty aggressively to make sure they aren't taking these storyline and characters to places that will tune out the viewers. Days has been slipping in those important demographics and they can't afford to do that. It seems from what I read the actors themselves are unsure what is going to be happening with their characters.
True, November to March is DAYS crunch time and TPTB are going to be working over time to bring in new and old viewers. It makes it all the harder for me to imagine them revisiting Sami and EJ as a couple during this period. IMO they were the biggest ratings let down of all time. EJamicus and Santeen were a major turn off.
The show, ratings wise, has been stronger since the baby switch started and the Passions crew joined the show. Why would the current writers want to go back to a storyline that no only failed but was tied to a different writing staff? My guess is that they won't. I think the EJami ship sailed and sunk with Hogan's regime.
Someone with ratings statistics correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that Days held a pretty constant 2.0 to 2.1 during the whole Santeen Ejamicus storylines. Since we've had the addition of our Passions friends we're getting alot of 1.9's and lower. I don't think the ratings have been good enough since the addition of the Hernandez family to say that these current storylines are some sort of success. Yes, I do think the ratings were better during the beginning of the baby switch, but at that time there wasn't the focus on the newer characters and actually EJ and Sami were still believed to be in love or at least dreaming of each other. Since then, the story has been drug out and the focus has moved from the ones who should be telling this story to new uninteresting characters, and the ratings are showing it.
It wasn't me that got the numbers wrong. Perhaps you have forgotten that DAYS was also hovering around the bottom of the soaps heap.
Overall the daytime drama genre has taken a loss in viewers and demos and so the best way to compare how a soap is doing is to compare it to its peers.
DAYS has been almost consistently in third place for nearly a year, a big upswing from the 5th-8th place rankings it was getting during the EJamicus days.